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Providing the UMD research community with high quality microanalytical data

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Our Mission

The Research Instrumentation Lab provides the UMD research community with high quality microanalytical data. Our mission is to educate researchers and students about the tools available to them and how best to utilize these resources to achieve their research and educational goals.

The lab is open for use by students, faculty and staff of UMD, as well as regional commercial and non-profit groups with a need for the analytical services the lab can provide. Learn more about Getting Started with our services if you'd like to take advantage of this excellent resource.

Modern Equipment

See a list of our equipment and the capabilities we can offer. The lab's manager, Tsutomu "Shimo" Shimotori, is available for training, questions and assistance via the contact box information.

Campus & Community Resource

In addition to being available for outside groups in need of analytical services, the lab can be incorporated into the overall outreach efforts of Swenson College. We are eager to help educate the public about the technology needed to advance research on our campus and in the scientific community. Recently, a group from UMD's University for Seniors visited the Research Instrumentation Laboratory for a tour.

Senior University Tour
RIL Manager Tsutomu Shimotori shares details about the capabilities of our electron microscope.